Victoria or Regal Cruise Line?

Sep 7th, 2000, 06:54 PM
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Victoria or Regal Cruise Line?

We are considering a Yangtze River Cruise possibly in November. We would appreciate hearing of anyone's experiences with either Regal Cruise Line or Victoria Cruise Line.
 
Sep 8th, 2000, 08:20 AM
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My husband and I took the Victoria Cruise Line trip from Shanghai to Chongqing last year and we were VERY pleased with the experience -- food, staff, accommodations, day tours, etc.
 
Sep 9th, 2000, 10:33 AM
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We used Regal Cruise Lines last fall for a 5 night Yangtze River cruise.The accomodations in all of the cabins except the suites were very cramped.I also felt that a 3 night cruise would have been adequate.
 
Sep 10th, 2000, 08:27 AM
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The previous poster makes a good point about the length of the cruise. The Victoria journey has 2 legs: Shanghai to Wuhan and Wuhan to Chongqing. You may take either or combine them into one long trip. We took the entire journey and also found it to be too long. The important thing is to take a cruise that goes from Wuhan to Chongqing, the western length of the river. This is the stretch that includes the famous "3 Gorges" that will soon be submerged under the new dam. The eastern stretch tends to be rather dull and has nothing of great interest to see.
 
Sep 18th, 2000, 12:35 PM
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I agree with Emily. We took the long cruise from Chongqing to Shanghai. Way too long. The area to see is from Chongqing to Wuhan. Make sure the small boat trip through the lesser 3 gorges is included. Apparently not all lines offer that option. We were on the Victoria Pearl, one of the older Victoria ships. This was one of 2 ships that made the longer journey. Room size small but ok, maintenance could be better. The wear and tear of constant use is evident. Crew was outstanding. Food pretty good.
 
Nov 7th, 2000, 07:21 AM
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I just came back from a ride on the Yangtze river with Victoria cruise and all I have to say is don't do it! They advertise the cruise as 4 stars, but it is only a 2 star cruise. The cabin stinks of sewage, the food was ok, the staff was excellent and the crowd was made up of mostly older couples. It is a very sedated and not a fun crowd.

Albert

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Can I get a refund, I feel like I been robbed!
 
Dec 5th, 2000, 05:34 PM
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Considering the ten day trip from Shanghai. Were the excursions to Nanjing, Mt. Huangshan and Mt. Lushan not worthwhile? Thanks.
 
Dec 20th, 2000, 11:03 AM
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We are on a Yangtze cruise. The ship is the "East Queen". Anybody know anything about this ship and how it is rated? No one seems to have heard about this ship.
Thanks.
 
Jan 12th, 2001, 07:47 PM
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Regarding MS East Queen, I understand that both Bill Gates and Bill Clinton were on this boat last year when they cruised the Yangtze River.
 
Jan 13th, 2001, 09:45 PM
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Is the MS east queen a better boat than Victoria or Regal? We are planning a trip for May.
Thanks,
Linda
 
Jan 22nd, 2001, 09:19 PM
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Travel Message Boards Asia and the South Pacific China


17-day Trip to China and the Yangtze
Margaret H. White - 09:44pm Jan 22, 2001 EST

My husband and I are escorting a tour to China October 21 to November 6 through Rim-Pac Int'l and will visit Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangtze River Cruise (on the East Queen), Shanghai, Suzhou and Zhouzhang. The price is very reasonable. This will be our sixth trip to China and we'd be glad to send you more information if you are interested. Our phone number is 509-375-1616 and e-mail is [email protected]. Margaret and Stuart White



 
Feb 5th, 2001, 02:42 AM
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To the top...
 
Feb 5th, 2001, 07:41 AM
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Margaret,

My understanding is that groups of 15 or 30 get one or two people free at most tour whoelsalers. How large of a group are you pulling together? So are you and your husband going for free? Could this be the rationale for all these redundant posts?
 
Feb 5th, 2001, 10:02 PM
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FYI Margaret didn't top this message I did as I was hoping someone else that could see it could comment as I'm interested in the same question. But I will admit she does drive me crazy and should just stop with promotion as I don't trust her answers anyhow.
 
Feb 6th, 2001, 03:18 PM
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Despite your attacks I have had numerous requests for our information on China. I spend hours answering questions people e-mail me even if they aren't going on our tour and I get "wow" thanks because of the help I was able to give them. Other people are promoting their companies and tours on the message boards, so what's wrong with mine. We love China and are happy to help anyone so please stop attacking me.
 
Feb 7th, 2001, 05:25 PM
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Margaret - you still have not answered the question ...
 
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